Man Convicted of Fatally Stabbing Woman in 2011

Prosecutors say Dennis Rosa-Roman lived near the victim at the time and was robbing her

A Springfield, Massachusetts, man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a woman in her Chicopee apartment nearly five years ago.

A Hampden Superior Court jury on Friday convicted Dennis Rosa-Roman of first-degree murder in the August 2011 killing of 20-year-old Amanda Plasse, who was found dead on her kitchen floor.

Prosecutors say Rosa-Roman lived near Plasse at the time and was robbing her.

Rosa-Roman was convicted after a two-week trial and about a day of jury deliberations. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole when he is sentenced Tuesday.

Plasse's slaying remained unsolved for about two years until Rosa-Roman was tied to her death through DNA evidence and arrested in November 2013. The defense argued that someone else killed Plasse and Rosa-Roman only tried to help her.

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